Video Baseball Rules in Plain English
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This video can be used in training clinics, or for experienced umpires who want further explanations of the rules.
This video provides live action views of the "real world" application and intent of the rules.
It is 94 minutes long and covers many topics. (Listed below)
To view samples of the video click the links below;
|Infield Fly Rule|
|Fair or Foul Ball|
|Runner hit by a batted ball|
The purpose of this video is to present
the rules of baseball in a plain and simple, real life manner. It is
intended to take the viewer through each type of action that occurs
during a game so it can be witnessed and simply state what the ruling is. It is also intended
to present the "unwritten" rules, or in other words, the way
the call is made in the real world versus the letter of the rule. These
"unwritten" rules are actually written in umpire manuals and
casebooks, but are not written in the actual rulebook. It is assumed
that the reader has played the game and at least knows the basics of the
game. This video should be used
in conjunction with the Official
Rules of Baseball. It does not contain every rule that is in the
Rules were made for a purpose and one
needs to understand the purpose of a rule and make judgments according
to that purpose and not necessarily according to the letter or exact
wording of a rule. An umpire's job is to make sure that one team does
not get an unfair advantage over the other within the scope and intent
of the rules of the game. A good umpire does not enforce every rule to
the letter of the rule. There are many interpretations and judgments
that are not even in the rulebook that have simply become accepted
rulings or practices through time. These types of things will be
presented in this video.
The Official Rules of Baseball does not contain explanations for every situation. A manual is given to professional umpires that give them guidelines and interpretations of many rules. These interpretations are not stated in the rulebook, but are stated in the N.A.P.B.L. Umpire Manual published by The Professional Baseball Umpire Corps (PBUC) of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (N.A.P.B.L.) and the MLB Umpire Manual. Many of these interpretations are included in this video.
STEPPING IN/OUT OF THE BOX.
HITTING HIT BY PITCH
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